Vortice Voyeur: From Water Station, by OtaShogo 渦窺

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Vortice Voyeur: From Water Station, by OtaShogo 渦窺

Vortice Voyeur is a digital presentation that explores the theme of live perfomances in a virtual space (aka your personal space). Most importantly, it questions if theatre could be presented out of a conventional theatre space and still retains its theatrical experiential quality experienced by the viewer. Artistically, it also explores how digital art and performance could co-exist in a virtual space mediated by live streaming.

  • Date May 12 - 16, 2021
  • Venue CloudTheatre - www.cloudtheatres.com
  • Duration 50 minutes
  • Price HK$60.00
  • Platform Watch Online
  • Genres
    Dance
  • Languages English

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12 May 2021 (Wednesday)

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Synopsis

Vortice Voyeur is a digital presentation that explores the theme of live performances in a virtual space (aka your personal space). Most importantly, it questions if theatre could be presented out of a conventional theatre space and still retains its theatrical experiential quality experienced by the viewer. Artistically, it also explores how digital art and performance could co-exist in a virtual space mediated by live streaming.

Using Ota Shogo’s Water Station as an existential departure point, Vortice Voyeur places a lone dance body on stage going through life’s different stages of existence watched by many unknown viewers online.

Viewers establish their own relationships with the body, performance and digital art elements as they view the presentation. It is an emotional and spiritual experience for some, but it could also be a critical reflection on how theatre (or performance for that matter) could be presented post-pandemic. Philosophically, Vortice Voyeur questions the validity of theatre as a live presentation in the current state of affairs.

Show Language:

English

Core Team

Producer and Dramaturg: Chua Lian Choon
Performer: Chen Jiexiao
Visual Artist: Urich Lau
Sound Artist: Andy Yang
Set Design and Visual Artist: Eve Tan
Photography Direction: JunYears
Stage Manager: Jezreel Lee

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About the Core Team

Dr Chua Lian Choon (Richard)

Lian Choon is a theatre educator and critic. He researches and writes for national publications in Malaysia and Taiwan as well as specialised online publications on theatre and performance. The results of his research fuels into productions that pose critical questions, like the most recent digital presentation titled Vortice Voyeur: Water Station from Ota Shogo, where performances in the post-pandemic world are critically studied and analysed (2020). He has directed numerous theatre productions from 2005 to 2017 with theatre companies he founded, Little Red Shop.

Chen Jiexiao

At present the artistic director of collective "Miao Dance", Jiexiao is also the director of production house Rice Bowl Pixels, as well as a swimming instructor. He has collaborated with visual artist Jaxton Su for the "Colours in Motion" project, as well as for the "Vestige"series of installation-performances. He also presented his own full-length production “HowTo Be Alone” in 2017 commissioned by NUS Centre For the Arts (CFA), as well as a full-length duet “Corked”. In 2019, he travelled thrice on invitation to Guangzhou to conduct dance film workshops as well as perform his works-in-progress. In 2020, he collaborated with theater director Richard Chua, multimedia artist Urich Lau, musician Andy Yang, and costume artist Eve Tan to present "Vortice Voyeur", an online live full-length production. He also worked with all 12 artists from Raw Moves' RAWground:Reference in 2020, responsible for cinematography and editing.His dance films have been selected for more than 50 festivals internationally. Winning awards such as Best Direction, Best Video Art, Best Concept and Best Sound Design. Jiexiao is primarily concerned with topics relating to the human condition, particularly notions of loneliness and capriciousness

Urich Lau

Urich Lau, born 1975, is a visual artist, independent curator and art educator based in Singapore. Focusing in video art, photography media art, he has presented works in Singapore and internationally. His exhibitions include Singapore Biennale 2013, VII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, the 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale and Pyeongchang Biennale 2017. His curatorial projects include Negentropic Fields at National Gallery Singapore (Singapore, 2020), SUPER–TRAJECTORY exchange exhibitions at Tainan Art Museum (Tainan, 2019) and ArtScience Museum (Singapore, 2020), and Sim Lim Square Art Residency (Singapore Art Week 2018). Graduated with a Master of Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2004, he is a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts. He is also the founding member of the art collective INTER–MISSION and the studio Hothouse.

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Andy Yang

Andy Yang is a multi-disciplinary artist known for his abstract visual & sound experimentations. The explorations between visual art and music led him to the creation of works under musical stimuli with The Observatory. In Anitya 1 (2011) that exposes the process of his art making in full cycle, from creation to destruction at the Earl Lu Gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore. And again, for the latest ArtScience Late feature, Ceremony (2019) together with SA TheCollective, the artist celebrated the experiences of human childbirth through an energetic sound performance set against an elaborate visual art installation set.

In the year 2020. He was part of the critically acclaimed group show, DE:VOTED… an immerse communion with light, sound, and performance. 7 days | 9 artists | 3 workshops | 9 brand-new site specific works.

Set-up, Presentation, and De-installation... dissected and opened up within a single continuous gesture over two cities. The project was commissioned as part of the show highlights for the Singapore Art Week(SAW) 2020 organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) Singapore

Eve Tan

Eve Tan has been working in the art industry for the past twenty years and has participated in several art projects and exhibitions. Her work includes programmer manager for Art of Speed and Big Draw ’15 at Playeum, committee organiser for the 6th International Urban Sketchers Symposium and programme curator for My HeARTland Carnival on MediaCorp Channel 8. Eve sees creative projects synonymous with dirt and champagne in everyday life. As a designer, she specializes in design for theatre festivals such as 0600 (SIFA 2018), It’s a Happy Happy World (Silver Arts2018), The Rubbish Prince (Arts in Your Neighbourhood). She was the art director for Studio Disney @Disney Channel and U Pick Live @Nickelodeon TV. Eve also does wardrobe styling for theatre productions and Singapore films. Her work can be seen is shows such as People Likes Us, 7 Letters (Boo Junfeng), Blood Ties, Kallang Roar the movie and Singapore Dreaming. As an artist, she works primarily in watercolour and ink. Her works were featured at Your Mother Gallery, The Substation, Singapore Art Museum etc. Eve loves working with art and nature, she has conducted children art workshops at The Substation, Playeum and Nanyang Academy of Fines Art.

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JunYears

A man of passion and commitment, JunYears is a videographer and photographer who has put his full dedication towards the art of creating content with media. Since a young age, Jun is keen to acquire any knowledge by himself and is motivated to educate and mentor those who have been deprived from doing what they enjoy doing, showing world things they have never seen before through the works of the media.

Born and raised in Singapore, Jun grew up establishing his way through life a rough stretch, and building up a path for his future by the means of hard work, obligation, and life experiences with the help of technology.

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Jezreel Lee

Jezreel is passionate about helping youth using the power of Arts.

She graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Technology and Arts Management and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) In Theatre Arts (First Class) from NAFA.

She started helping youths using the arts at Singapore Creation Etc and later has been working in both theatre and film. Now she has founded a non-profit company, B.E. Ltd, to further her dreams in helping youth using arts and production.

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Trailer 藝術節

Along the Edge Arts Festival 2021 | Boundless

Along the Edge Arts Festival is about telling stories of people and things outside of mainstream narratives.

The global pandemic has changed the sensory dimension of social experience. In the spirit of adventure and resilience, the 2021 edition of the festival breaks through boundaries of diversity and explores new possibilities and perspectives to build global connections through an online showcase of various forms of cultural and creative expressions. Artists from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Nepal, India, Uganda, Egypt, Germany, Philippines, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Ireland, Iceland and Bangladesh will present diversified programmes. It includes visual arts, dance, drama, music, documentary screening, workshops and forum. The series of activities aims to provoke the public to interpret and define the inner meaning of 'boundless'.

靠邊站藝術節2021|無界之界 2021.5.12-2021.5.16

靠邊站藝術節講述的是主流敘事之外的人事物。

全球疫情改變了社會經歷的感官維度。秉承冒險和韌性的精神,2021年靠邊站藝術節將以「無界之界」為題突破多重的界限,聯合來自中國大陸、香港、新加坡、馬來西亞、法國、尼泊爾、印度、烏干達、埃及、德國、菲律賓、印尼、洛杉磯、愛爾蘭、冰島、孟加拉等多地的藝術工作者及團體,展示多種形式的文化和創造表達,探索了建立全球聯繫的新可能性和新觀點。

我們將以視覺藝術展覽、舞蹈、戲劇、音樂、紀錄片、論壇、工作坊等方式,啟動個體新的視聽感官體驗,以春風化雨之柔和,撼動和消解威權與慣習之暴力;突破陳規,重構逾越語言的溝通對話,呼喚共情,重新與消失的附近聯結,拓寬去中心化的「無界」可能。

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